WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury named his top six heavyweight boxers in the world today.
Unsurprisingly, the Briton listed himself as number one but his other picks are sure to stir up some debate in the boxing world.
“For me, it would obviously be meself, Wilder, Joshua, Usyk, number five is a tossup between Dillian Whyte and [Alexander Povetkin],” Fury told iFL TV in a recent interview.
Fury, though, would later retract his rankings to add in Kubrat Pulev, who is set to challenge Joshua for his heavyweight titles next.
“Meself, Wilder, Joshua, Usyk, Pulev. Pulev number five. Pulev would beat Dillian Whyte and Povetkin, guaranteed. So that’s five and then them boys [Whyte, Povetkin] after that.”
Fury would go on to explain why he ranked Pulev number five.
“You think Povetkin beats Pulev, truthfully? Pulev is 6 foot 4 with a good jab and hasn’t had a ton of mileage on the clock. Povetkin is 40 years old and has been in a million wars. I fancy Pulev. [He’s] fresher, I think he beats Povetkin for sure.”
Fury, meanwhile, is expected to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Wilder in a trilogy fight expected to take place in December.
Do you agree with Fury’s picks?